Harry Francis Swiggard Jr.
Harry Francis Swiggard Jr. , 77, born to Katherine Viola Weirsmith and Harry Francis Swiggard Sr. on June 28, 1936 in Memphis, Tn passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife Ruby Nell, his sister Valerie Swiggard Robinson, and his three children, Hal Swiggard, Terri Swiggard Rodriguez and her husband Agustin, and Scott Swiggard and his wife Karen, and his step children on the Willis side, Leonard and his wife Mary, Willie, Jr. and his wife Lawana, Brenda, and Peggy and her husband Perry.Fran was very blessed with 26 grandkids, 24 great-grands and 1 great-great grand. Fran had many jobs throughout his life, from being a son, a brother, a husband and a father. His jobs also included building the first computers, race car driving, electrical engineering, to his last job of building prisons, with many jobs in between.The one he took most seriously was his role in the family. He took great pride in what he did, and set a great example of integrity throughout his life. He may not have been a man of many words, but the ones he shared were always important. He always supported his family with the wisdom he possessed, and walked us through life to make better decisions using his knowledge and experience freely.Lastly, he was a man who loved the outdoors and felt it was through nature that he became closer to God. The family thanks God for him in our lives!
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on May 7, 2014